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Grateful Dead Live at Rosemont Horizon on 1988-04-15

Set 1

Scarlet Begonias ->
Fire On The Mountain
Walkin' Blues
Louie Louie ->
Cumberland Blues
Stuck Inside of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again ->
Deal Deal

Set 2

Hell In A Bucket ->
Crazy Fingers ->
Looks Like Rain ->
Terrapin Station ->
Drums ->
Space ->
The Other One ->
I Need A Miracle ->
Dear Mr. Fantasy ->
Hey Jude ->
Turn On Your Lovelight

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Date April 15, 1988
Venue Rosemont Horizon
Location Chicago , IL

Source SBD -> Dat (48k)
Lineage Dat (Sony R500) -> Sound Devices 744T -> Samplitude Professional v10.02 -> FLAC
Taped by Unknown
Transferred by Charlie Miller


Reviewer: gordon hensley - - January 23, 2015
Subject: The Other One
really enjoyed this show, and the other one is one for the ages
Reviewer: doug_the_dude - - April 15, 2014
Subject: --
Great show from the spring run; @dcreader: Jerry's voice took on that humbled, fragile, world-weariness after his coma in '86, defining itself in '87 and remaining that way until the end. I think it sounds beautiful, myself (as long as he remembered the words!). Certainly it sounded legions better than that '84-'85 Nashville Skyline-as-Kermit-the-Frog-phase. This was a great night for Jerry vocally - he gives it his all on every track he sings, plus some great backup for "Memphis Blues" and such.

Set 1 - S>F to open has been talked about ad infinitum, so let me say a word for Candyman and Deal - it's clear Jerry just **owns** this first set (all that "Louie Louie" nonsense aside...)

Set 2 - Looks Like Rain. Just listen to Jerry during the refrain - I think Bobby's tune here is often overlooked as to how the band makes it come together so powerfully instead of it being a forgettable, corny love ballad - the more I hear them play this one through the years, the more I like it.

Post-space: the Other One is absolutely on fire, and Jer doesn't get a chance to sing a ballad in the set, but give it up for that encore.

As others have said, lots of great shows abound in spring '88; this is a little diamond to bookmark if you're into this era. To compare '88, or even spring '88, to the 70s and 60s is utterly pointless. The band had different goals for shows they engaged themselves fully on as the years went by; the question is: does THIS show meet reasonable expectations for what they were doing at this time? Hell yes it does!
Reviewer: mickyrat - - April 13, 2014
Subject: The final night of my Rosemont Run
Wow, What a show, what a tour! I 'floored it' all 3 nights. Superb! Box this run up with a few others, would make a nice Spring box!
Reviewer: 1olddawg - - April 15, 2013
Subject: 3rd night in the lot
Scarlet-Fire to open the show - about had a heart attack. What can I say - 1988 spring tour was epic. 5 stars for the location, the crowd, and the top-notch playing. We would soon see Midi take over the band, Brent pass on, and then Jerry's decline in the 1990s. This is a really strong period for the boys and I'm glad to have seen them live!
Reviewer: Toyfreek - - August 30, 2012
Subject: Best show ever?
No I wouldn't say best ever. However in the 78 shows I saw this one was certainly a highlight for me.
The whole second set was charged with energy, and even though Jerry was not at his peak of health he put on a very determined and energetic performance. The drumz/Space segment was inspired. So go easy on the previous users comments maybe they haven't seen as many shows as you or I and their memories reflect this as "the one"
Reviewer: 10ACKen - - April 15, 2012
Subject: Thank You
Thank God for Charlie Miller, and a BIG thanks to the GD for opening up the entire free live music scene. We wouldn't have all of the great stuff that we all listen to if it weren't for them.
Reviewer: TeaBag69 - - March 12, 2011
Subject: Are you kidding me?
I had fun at this show - my only b'day show in well over 100 shows - but come on, it was 1988. Best show in Chicago ever? That is laughable. Did you ever see a show live? And did you ever see any before In the Dark came out? Doesn't sound like it.

Uptown Theater people - end of story. '79-'81. And those were not only the best shows in Chicago but among the best in general from that era. I was at Poplar Creek '83 and that is close enough and those blew this show away. And let's not forget the Auditorium Theater shows in '76 and '77 - fantastic shows all. One of a handful of Mission int the Rains at the Aud.? Or Walkin Blues and Bucket at Rosemont? Please. That is the epitome of a no-brainer.

That all said - for '88 and short Scarlet>Fire jams and Dylan covers, this is a decent show. Just trying to keep some perspective here so people can really experience some killer live Dead from Chicago.
Reviewer: antpuncher - - February 24, 2011
Subject: I love this show
I really love this show. The drums->space is great, and I love the vocal effects they use as they go into Other One. The whole flow of the second set is sweet, the Dear Mr. Fantasy just screams-- I love Mydlan'ds vocals, this was the first time I really sat up and paid attention to what he was doing. After reading @dcreader's comment, the Heaven's Door made me kind of sad-- You can really hear the years in Jerry's voice.
Reviewer: dcreader6 - - October 20, 2010
Subject: Umm...
...I'm a n00b who's only heard '70s Dead, so is that Jerry Garcia singing the lead on "Scarlet"? If so--and I know this would be after his illness/addiction--he sounds like the ruins of his previous self.

Please confirm and comment. Thanks.
Reviewer: Loresr1 - - October 20, 2010
Subject: Best Show in Chicago
This show was one of the top 3 shows I ever saw. Probably the best show in Chicago (Rosemont is a burb of Chicago)
Reviewer: myhungryhippo - - April 15, 2010
Subject: opening 1st set alone
made me gitty-and smile

plus a "miller" collection what else do u need?
Reviewer: dead eddy - - January 6, 2009
Subject: starship rosemont
this show was definately history in the making I don't know if the dead ever opened up with scarlet and fire before but this state of the art perfomance was something bordering on outerspace. not sure when we took off and I'm sure we never landed.
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